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Four men involved in plane crash recent Butler high school graduates

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The plane was removed from the golf course on Wednesday afternoon The plane was removed from the golf course on Wednesday afternoon

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Four men are still in the hospital after a plane crashed on a golf course Tuesday night.

Family members of the four men say one of the young men had been previously warned by his father not to go up in the small plane. The family of the four man involved in the plane crash say it's a miracle that no one died in the accident.  University Hospital says one patient is still in critical condition, with the other three upgraded to serious.

The four young men inside the plane just graduated from Butler Traditional High School last week, according to family members.

The plane is a Cessna Skyhawk tail number N118JD.  It was removed from the golf course on Wednesday afternoon.

No official information has been released about the identities of the men on the plane, or on where the plane was headed, and what may have caused the crash. Crews from Louisville Fire & Rescue did contain a fuel leak from the plane after the accident.

A spokesperson for the FAA says based on the circumstance, the pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings when the accident occurred. FAA officials also say the plane was registered to Cardinal Wings Aviation, a flight school on Bowman Field.

WDRB news was unable to get in touch with Cardinal Wings Aviation, but they did have a photo of a plane matching that tail number listed on their website as a rental.

A family member tells us the pilot had only had his license for nine months.

FAA officials say there are no records indicating that the plane was involved in prior accidents or incidents.

Even after this accident, golf course officials say the golf course will remain open until further notice.

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